What Happened? My chick is dead!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TherryChicken, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    This is about the tiny chick, she was almost ALWAYS currled up like in the picture. I had the chick for about a month, she never grew when her sister did. Her sister is now 3 times her size! The chick wasn't cold and even in the heat it would be currled up like that. It could un curl itself, it just didn't unless picked up. Seemed lithargic, but was told she may just be small and the person had some grow up from being tiny and runted into the same size as the relatives after a while. She did eat, did drink, always chirped (not always loud).. Was vocal, but this morning I found her dead :(. What could have caused this? All my others are fine and they all got along just fine..
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If all the others show no apparent problems, she may very well have been born with a congenital problem. It happens with chickens as well as with all other animals.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Not a healthy bird from the get go. Perhaps genetic or an incubation issue.
     
  4. TherryChicken

    TherryChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks, I'm thinking something like that too, but thought I'd ask. All my others seem to be just fine, so I know it isn't anything contagious..
     

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